Wellness/Prevention: Future Saliva Test May Detect Diseases Earlier and Easier.


Saliva Test May Detect Diseases ealier - Luminary AlaskResearchers are working on a simple saliva test that could be capable of the early detection of diabetes, cancer, autoimmune diseases, and neurological disorders. In a comprehensive analysis of RNA molecules in human saliva, researchers found that saliva contains many of the disease-revealing molecules that are found in the blood. The overriding conclusion is that saliva has tremendous medical and scientific value, and in the future, saliva samples could indicate the presence of a variety of diseases.

UCLA, October 2014

About Dr. Judd Wattenbarger

Dr. Wattenbarger has extensive training in returning the body to normal after it is damaged. In addition, he has special training to treat injuries from overuse, auto accidents, and workplace accidents. He is a member of the Alaska Chiropractic Society and the American Institute of Personal Injury Physicians and a trained as a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist to help prevent injuries on the job. Dr. Wattenbarger received a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA on the shores of the Mighty Mississippi River. While in school he had the opportunity to train under physicians and coaches that work with current and former athletes from the U.S. Olympic team. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Arizona State University.